Tuesday, November 30, 2010

News 88.9: Education minister concerned after bus carrying students found to have worn tires

News 88.9Some mothers of children killed in Bathurst tragedy call for charges to be laid

FREDERICTON, N.B.- The New Brunswick government continues to investigate after a couple of buses were found to have badly worn tires while carrying students on an out-of-province field trip.

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Education Minister Jody Carr says he expects to have more to say
about the matter this week. "This greatly concerns me and so I've instructed the staff at the Department Of Education And Early Childhood Development to work in cooperation with our officials at the Department Of Public Safety to gather and review the facts surrounding this situation", says Carr. "I will report on the facts this week as I have them gathered".

Carr is telling schools that for the time being, they should not use the private company that owns the buses. Carr says the temporary caution about Prestige Bus Service of Sackville, New Brunswick will remain in place until the situation is resolved.

Meanwhile, Some mothers who lost children in the Bathurst school van crash in northern New Brunswick almost three years ago are calling for charges to be laid against the owner of two buses found to have balding tires.

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